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Broadband alternative debuts

Author: JT Smith

If you’re lucky in your choice of locale, you could be
among the first to get 100 channels of digital
video-on-demand, telephone service, videoconferencing,
and high-speed Internet access all across fiber-optic
cable to your home as soon as next year. From PCWorld.com.

No slight of Palm for college students

Author: JT Smith

An article at Themestream reports that the Palm-compatible
PDA you have might still be extremely useful to you just in helping you get organized
to meet your schedule.

Cyber-villians are gaining power, says UK report

Author: JT Smith

A Reuters report says that high-tech offenses like
Internet fraud, e-mail abuse, computer hacking
and virus spreading look set to increase during
the next 20 years, according to a survey of
British crime trends.

Category:

  • Linux

Why Intel’s into P2P

Author: JT Smith

From Salon.com: If peer-to-peer networking becomes the “next computing frontier,” guess who stands to benefit?

Category:

  • Linux

Information just wants to be Freenet

Author: JT Smith

Rob Kramer and Ian Clarke’s new venture, Uprizer, wants to be the Red Hat of peer-to-peer networks. What’s behind their wall of secrecy? From Salon.com.

Category:

  • Open Source

Intel coughs up new XScale microarchitecture

Author: JT Smith

According to a report at xtra.com, Intel believes the chip microarchitecture has the flexibility to handle requirements for both
ultra-low power and high performance in devices ranging from Internet-ready cell
phones to Internet infrastructure equipment.

Category:

  • Unix

Pooling chips in $4.5 billion merger

Author: JT Smith

Chip maker Applied
Micro Circuits Corp. said in an MSNBC.com report, it would buy
MMC Networks in a stock deal valued at about
$4.5 billion.

Category:

  • Open Source

Robots can do your protesting for you?

Author: JT Smith

It sounds like a silly idea – and perhaps it is one. A group calling itself the Institute for Applied Autonomy claims to be making robots activists can use for tasks like handing out pamphlets, creating grafitti, and other things that might get a human protestor harassed or busted.

Category:

  • Management

Acer hopes to license PalmOS for Chinese translation

Author: JT Smith

August 28, 2000 (TAIPEI) — After completing its personal digital assistant (PDA)
development, Acer Inc. is likely to receive Palm authorization for a PalmOS Chinese version in
September.
Story at AsiaBiztech.

Category:

  • Linux

Interview with AMD’s President

Author: JT Smith

AMD President Hector Ruiz talks to Electronic Buyers’ News about the company’s future plans. Published Aug. 25, 2000.

Category:

  • Linux